Brazil: Petrobras Discovers Oil in Santos Basin

Brazil: Petrobras Discovers Oil in Santos Basin

Petrobras on Friday announced a discovery of light oil in ultra-deepwaters of the Santos Basin pre-salt reservoirs, block BM-S-9.

The new well, 3-BRSA-1023 (3-SPS-85), named Carioca Sela, is located in the assessment area of 1-SPS-50 (Carioca) field, some 4.5 Km from the discovery well. In this new well, 270 km away from the shore of São Paulo State, it was recovered a 27º API oil, in a water depth of 2,149 meters.

The discovery was verified by oil sampling in test performed in reservoirs located at an approximate depth of 5,250 m.

The consortium formed by Petrobras (45% – operator), BG Group (30%) and Repsol Sinopec Brasil (25%), will continue the activities and necessary investments for the assessment of the reservoirs discovered in this area, including the drilling of new wells, as provided for in the Assessment Plan approved by National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuel (ANP).

Offshore Energy Today Staff, February 26, 2012; Image: BG


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